Francis Conyngham, 2nd Baron Conyngham

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Francis Pierpoint Burton, later Francis Conyngham, 2nd Baron Conyngham (c.1725 – 22 May 1787) was an Irish peer and politician.

He was a Member of Parliament (MP) in the Irish House of Commons for Killybegs from 1753 until 1761. He then represented Clare between 1761 and 1768, a seat previously held by his father Francis Burton.

Family[edit]

Burton was the elder brother of William Burton Conyngham.[1] He succeeded his uncle Earl Conyngham to the Barony of Conyngham by special remainder.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ James Kelly, ‘Conyngham, William Burton (1733–1796)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004
  2. ^ A. P. W. Malcomson, P203, The Pursuit of the Heiress:Aristocratic Marriage in Ireland 1740–1840, Ulster Historical Foundation, 2006
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Henry Gore
Henry Conyngham
Member of Parliament for Killybegs
1753–1761
With: Henry Gore
Succeeded by
Richard Jones
William Gerard Hamilton
Preceded by
Murrough O'Brien
Sir Edward O'Brien, 2nd Bt
Member of Parliament for Clare
1761–1776
With: Sir Edward O'Brien, 2nd Bt 1761–1765
Charles MacDonnell 1765–1768
Sir Lucius O'Brien, 3rd Bt 1768–1776
Succeeded by
Edward FitzGerald
Hugh Dillon Massy
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Henry Conyngham
Baron Conyngham
1781–1787
Succeeded by
Henry Conyngham